Having a maid come to clean your house can feel like a luxury for some families while for others, it’s an absolute necessity. Of course, coming back to a clean home after a long day of work is relaxing and rewarding, but hiring a cleaning service is more than that. Routine cleanings (done by a maid or housekeeper) keep the environment healthy, safe and free from bacteria and viruses.
How frequently you choose to hire cleaners is a personal decision, and depends on a lot of different factors. Some homes are cleaned every week while others only have a professional deep cleaning twice a year. Here at Modern Maids, we schedule regular house cleanings and suggest services based on our clients needs, including how tidy they are, their budget, how big their house is, and whether they have large families or pets.
Like everything in your home, the frequency of your maid cleaning services should be decided with your interests and lifestyle in mind.
Factors To Consider
Different lifestyles have different cleaning needs. It’s probably intuitive for most of us, but it’s good to think about the specific factors that might make your house messier than others.
1. Do you have pets?
This is usually one of the first things we ask about before we recommend cleaning services to our new customers. Because we love our pets and think of them as another family member, we don’t want to think about the added mess and expense they can add to our home. But the reality is that dogs and cats are one of the biggest factors in whether a home needs to be cleaned more frequently (usually every week).
For the most part, animals shed (leaving unsightly clumps of hair scattered around the house and stuck to furniture) and, if they spend a lot of time outside, can track in dirt and debris into the home. Even cleaner or hair-free dogs and cats add a little bit more mess to your house, all of which should be taken into consideration when determining which maid service is right for you.
2. Do you have kids?
Kids are another major factor to consider when deciding if you’ll want to hire a cleaning service weekly, every two weeks or monthly. Our children can bring so much joy to our lives, but they also bring a bit of a mess with them. Muddy shoes, food spills, and forgetting to pick up after themselves or do their chores means one thing: more cleaning for you. Unless, of course, you take some of that extra stress off yourself by hiring a professional to do it for you.
3. Are you a naturally clean person?
There’s no shame in admitting it if you’re not naturally tidy. Many of our clients hire us because they know themselves: they never learned how to clean up a household. Typically, messier customers don’t have a clean home unless they have a weekly cleaning. If you’re the type of person who naturally remembers to sweep, dust, and vacuum between your cleaners visits, then you won’t need a cleaning service as often.
4. What is your family’s lifestyle?
Think about your family and what you enjoy doing. Do you spend a lot of time outdoors, maybe just heading inside when it’s time for bed? If so, you might not need as many home cleanings. But let’s say you’re the kind of family who spends most of their nights cuddled up in the living room, eating popcorn and watching movies. Or maybe you have lots of little ones at home, and baking cookies leads to flour being spilled on a daily basis. Thinking about how you live and spend your days will help you to decide how often your home needs to be cleaned, and whether or not you need professional help.
5. Do you enjoy cleaning, or does it stress you out?
This is often overlooked: do you even like cleaning? If having to clean your house and do the related chores fills you with dread, the easiest solution is to simply let someone else do it for you. Hiring maids such as an Austin maid service or Houston house cleaning service will be the best gift you can give yourself and will have a huge impact on how much you enjoy your home. Also, if you’re not in good health, cleaning is one item you can easily take off your to-do list and leave for the professionals (allowing yourself more time for the rest and recovery your body needs).
6. Does your schedule give you time to clean?
If you work 12 hours a day, there’s no reason to force yourself to come home and clean the bathrooms. At the same time, for those who work a more demanding job and are out of the house most of the day, you probably don’t need your home cleaned as often. On average, if you work long days, you’ll typically only need a maid to visit every two weeks or so to keep it free from germs.
7. What does the maid service include?
If your maid service includes a complete deep clean every time they do a professional cleaning than you won’t need them to come as often. On the other hand, if the company you work with doesn’t provide you with everything it should for a professional cleaning service, then you’ll probably need them to come weekly.
8. What is your monthly budget for hiring a professional housekeeper?
While it is one of the most beneficial purchases you can make for your health and well-being, the truth is that getting your house cleaned by a professional is still a luxury. Consider your monthly budget before you decide to hire a house cleaning service, and don’t be afraid to shop around for different companies to get the cost that you feel most comfortable with. You can start by reading about how much it costs to hire a cleaning service in Texas, and then use that information to decide on a cost you can manage.
9. How big is your home?
Bigger homes usually take longer to clean and need to be cleaned more often. Mainly this is due to the fact that it’s easier to keep smaller homes clean, and so people will naturally do a home cleaning once a week or so without even thinking about it. Larger homes need the house cleaned more often and with more deep cleaning services than smaller ones.
Is Bi-Weekly House Cleaning The Best Cleaning Service?
Of course, this depends on your house cleaning needs. Usually, regular house cleaning services happen in one of the following ways:
- Weekly cleanings
- Cleaning every other week (biweekly)
- Monthly cleanings
- Move in & move out cleanings
- Deep cleaning every once in a while
On average, a bi weekly cleaning is the best way to keep their homes clean.
Still not sure how many cleanings you need? Give our office a call and one of our friendly team members can help you decide. We’ll review everything you need to know about having your house cleaned and what our maid service includes. Then, you make the choice about whether or not you want weekly cleanings, a deep clean, or something in between.